Our Ecumenical Statement on 2016 National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week

STATEMENT BY CHRISTIAN LEADERS AFFIRMING 2016 NATIONAL HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK (November 12-22, 2016) Each year, “National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week” is held the week before our nation’s Thanksgiving holiday. It serves as an important reminder that many children, youth, families, seniors, veterans and others in our state lack a safe, stable place […]

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Colorado Council of Churches Joins an Open Letter to State Legislators Re: School Funding

From the press release put out by Great Education Colorado FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Susan Meek, Director of Communications 720.971.9830 susan@greateducation.org Education advocacy organizations release guiding principles Open letter to state leaders provides guidance and asks for bold, visionary leadership in addressing the funding crisis DENVER—October 28, 2016—Fifteen organizations representing diverse and […]

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Rev. Mark Meeks Devotion on Homelessness

Rev. Mark Meeks of Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church gave this wonderful devotion at a recent gathering of the Women’s Homelessness Initiative: A recent ‘Shelf Awareness’ email from Tattered Cover informed me of two new books I found of interest.  The first is entitled A Sense of Wonder:  The World’s Best Writers on the Sacred, the […]

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Agape Pie Social–Diverse Churches Gather for Blessings, Breaking Bread (pie crust actually) and Building Relationship

AGAPE PIE SOCIAL on SEPTEMBER 16TH! Churches Coming Together for Blessings, Breaking Bread (pie crust, actually) and Building Relationship Join us for a time of Christian praise and fellowship as we come together to explore how our diverse churches can build relationship. Last year, we held a “Soulful Sunday” potluck lunch to explore such possibilities. […]

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Western Religious Communities and Sustainable Investors Call on Oil and Gas Lobby Groups to Support the BLM Natural Gas Waste Rule

More than 25 faith community leaders and socially responsible investment firms joined together in a letter to oil and gas lobby groups calling on them to drop their opposition to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s natural gas waste rule, and join our communities in supporting it. The letter released today was sent to the […]

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Recent Communications from our Covenanting Denominations

Here are links to some recent communications from our covenanting denominations: American Baptist Churches of the Rocky Mountains “From Bleakness to Being Blessed” Devotion, Aug. 10th   Ecumenical Catholic Communion Summer 2016 newsletter   Episcopal Church in Colorado Colorado Episcopalian, Summer 2016 Diocesan Digest, August 10th   Rocky Mountain Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America […]

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“From Bleakness to Being Blessed”–A Devotion from ABCRM

“From Bleakness to Being Blessed” “And she said, As the Lord thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that […]

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Listen to What This Young Voice Has to Say about Racial Reconciliation

Last Saturday morning, several lawyer groups and law enforcement joined together to host a community rally on the recent upsurge in violence in our country towards African American men and law enforcement. The event had a number of speakers who spoke eloquently on the need for us to come together. We were very impressed by […]

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Interfaith Statement on Sweeps of Denver’s Homeless

The Colorado Council of Churches joined faith leaders and faith-based organizations in a statement raising our concerns about the recent sweeps of homeless people being done by the city of Denver. We submitted the statement to local media for publication, but no one published it.  We share it with you now: To Whom it May […]

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Join Us on Sunday (July 17th) for “Noah’s Ark & Conservation: A Religion and Science Dialogue on Species Protection”

Noah’s Ark & Conservation: Religion and Science Dialogue on Species Protection… Sunday, July 17, 3-5 PM This event — sponsored by the National Religious Partnership for the Environment — will be a lively roundtable discussion with scientists and senior faith leaders on species protection. The conversation will be held at the Wild Animal Sanctuary, Keenesburg, […]

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